APRIL 2011

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4
DAY D

work on editorial
5
DAY E

class does not meet today
6
DAY F

work on editorial
7
DAY A

EDITORIAL & OP-ED DUE
  • Please submit your cleaned up copy of your MY TURN in MS WOrd to Newseek
  • How to Write a Letter to the Editor
  • Letter to the Editor Assignment
  • 8
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY C

  • Letter to the Editor Assignment DUE @ start of class; please meet in classroom and have letter printed
  • 12
    DAY D
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Food Review Assignment
  • 13
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY F

  • HW #13 DUE Work on Food Review
  • 15
    DAY A
    SHAKESPEARE DAY
    18
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    19
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    20
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    21
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    22
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    25
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    26
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY C
    Food Review DUE: if you didn't hand in a copy before break, please do so now; save on computer here at school!
  • Today write Review #2: Book, Play, Movie, Game, Car, or TV Review
  • 28
    DAY D

  • FINISH Review #2: Book, Play, Movie, Game, Car, or TV Review Due!
  • Please have: food review, Review #2
  • 29
    DAY E

    class does not meet today

    MARCH 2011

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    FEB 28
    DAY C
  • Magazine Outside Reading Response Due @ turnitin.com [this is number 3]
    Profile a Peer Assignment DUE! BRING TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED to class (please do not arrive without your copies printed (10 points)
  • PEER EDITING: you are responsible to edit TWO; if you are absent you must email a copy to vgokturk@portnet.k12.ny.us by the start of class and make arrangements to peer edit two classmates' profiles; absentees' work will be in the door folder available for immediate pickup to revise
  • 1
    DAY D
  • HW #8 DUE

    FINAL REVISED DRAFT of PROFILE due ELECTRONICALLY at start of class
  • Bring Magazine for layout model
  • LAYOUT in lab: Intro to Publisher
  • 2
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    3
    DAY F
  • LAYOUT in lab
  • 4
    DAY A


    Profile Layout Due @ the end of the period: please print two color copies and submit with the PAGES from the magazine you emulated; please hand in all the peer edit sheets today if you have them; otherwise, please bring next class (see HW #9)
    7
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
  • Magazine Outside Reading 4 Response Due @ turnitin.com
  • 8
    DAY C
  • HW #9 DUE
  • In the classroom. Intro to My Turn
  • 9
    DAY D
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Review Student MY TURNS
  • Work on My Turn
  • 10
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY F

  • Meet in lab to work on My Turn
  • 14
    DAY A

  • Magazine Outside Reading 5 Response Due @ turnitin.com
    THREE COPIES DOUBLE SPACED of 950 word MY Turn due @ atart of class; we meet in classroom so please be prepared!
  • Peer Editing
  • 15
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY C

    Revise & Layout; please bring My Turn packet -- professional one (not students); bring new photos if you'd like
    17
    DAY D

    Layout Due @ end of period; hand in all peer edits from Monday
    18
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY F

  • Magazine Outside Reading 6 Response Due @ turnitin.com
  • 22
    DAY A

  • meet in classroom
  • What is libel? What are ethics? What do we expect from journalists?
  • Shattered Glass: while we watch part I: what clues do we see that Stephen Glass was not the model journalist he appeared to be? Write paragraph with specifics from film that reveals behavior that should have raised suspicion
  • 23
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY C
  • HW #11 DUE
  • meet in classroom
  • Shattered Glass
  • 25
    DAY D

    meet in classroom
    Intro to the editorial
  • Problems, issues, etc.
  • 28
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
  • Magazine Outside Reading 7 Response Due @ turnitin.com
  • 29
    DAY F

    30
    DAY A

    31
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    APRIL 1ST
    DAY C

    APRIL FOOLS DAY

    FEBRUARY 2011

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    JAN 31
    EXAMS

    1
    DAY A
  • Journalism Course Description
  • Old News vs. New News
  • 2
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    3
    DAY C
  • Magazine Outside Reading
  • HW #1 DUE: defend your story and hand in
  • What Makes Something News Worthy?
  • Read and dissect news story samples
  • 4
    DAY D
  • HW #2 DUE
  • Review new stories
  • Intro to Features
  • Types of Profiles
  • Maya Angelou's profile, "Moment of Madness"
  • GLUE! What is it?
  • 7
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
  • Magazine Outside Reading Response Due @ turnitin.com
  • 8
    DAY F
    class cancelled :(
    9
    DAY A
  • HW #3 DUE & Share
  • Models: 9-11 train Conductor, Butler, Viera, and "The Illustrating Man"
  • 10
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY C

  • HW #4 DUE
  • Profile a Peer Assignment
  • 14
    DAY D
  • Magazine Outside Reading Response Due @ turnitin.com
  • HW #5 DUE
  • Profile a Peer Assignment
  • Interviews
  • 15
    DAY E

    class does not meet today
    16
    DAY F

  • HW #6 DUE
  • Profile a Peer Assignment
  • 17
    DAY A
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Meet with your partner, exchange questionaires, write! Conduct follow up interview if needed.
  • Please note that TWO COPIES of your profile piece DOUBLE SPACED are due the Monday we return (you may leave your copies on my desk for safekeeping.
  • 18
    DAY B

    class does not meet today
    21
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    22
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    25
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!

    MAY 2009

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    4
    DAY E


    REVIEW DUE @turnitin.com by class time, please.
  • meet in classroom!
  • Intro to Trends Feature/Investigative Report FINAL PROJECT
  • Timeline for Final Project
  • Bowling for Columbine Worksheet
  • 5
    DAY F

  • Bowling for Columbine Worksheet
  • 6
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY B
  • HW # 17 DUE

    Trends Feature/Investigative Report FINAL PROJECT: PART I #1 DUE at turnitin.com by class time, please
  • Bowling for Columbine Worksheet
  • 8
    DAY C
  • CLASS CANCELLED
  • 11
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY E
  • HW # 18 DUE
    "FUN" FACT ASSIGNMENT DUE @ START OF CLASS!
  • meet in 123
  • searching Databases & Writing Research Paper
  • Research Paper Assignment
  • 13
    DAY F
  • meet in 123
  • Research Paper Assignment
  • 14
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY B


    Research Paper Due by midnight on MONDAY @turnitin.com
  • meet in classroom -->Intro to the Survey!
  • 18
    DAY C


    Survey Due 1) printed copy & 2) copy on COMPUTER! Hand in at start of class and revise. PERFECT DRAFT DUE by END OF PERIOD
    19
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E

    SURVEYING
    21
    DAY F

    SURVEYING & TALLYING
    22
    NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

    25
    NO SCHOOL

    MEMORIAL DAY RECESS
    26
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    27
    DAY B
  • HW # 19 DUE
  • Charts, implications, tallies, etc.
  • Implications Paper
  • 28
    DAY C
  • HW # 20 DUE

    Implications Paper DUE
  • meet in classroom
  • Interviews! Writing! We're in the final stretch
  • Propaganda Devices
  • Propaganda Assignment
  • 29
    DAY D


    class does not meet today

    APRIL 2009

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    6
    DAY D

    Offer condolences to Ms. G -- she turned 40 yesterday!
    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY E
  • HW #14 DUE
    Guest Journalist James Servin will be speaking with you in the classroom today!
  • 8
    DAY F
  • My Turn Submission Steps
  • My Turn: Newsweek
  • Conference Op-Ed; begin writing Op-Ed
  • 9
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    10
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    13
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    14
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    15
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    16
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    17
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    20
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY B

    meet in lab to work on Op-Ed
    22
    DAY C

    Op-Ed DUE: TWO COPEIS DOUBLE SPACED. Everybody on time, prepared, emailed before class if absent and ALL get a free ORP
    23
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY E
  • meet in classroom, go to Shakespeare Day but must sit with class! Attendance taken in auditorium!
  • 27
    DAY F


    FINAL DRAFT of OP ED due: make a packet: final draft, all peer edits, 1 rough draft.
  • meet in classroom
  • 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY B
  • HW #15 DUE
  • Write review! meet in 123
  • 30
    DAY C
  • meet in library lab
  • HW #16 DUE
  • MAY 1
    DAY D


    class does not meet today


    NCTE Writing Contest Deadline is TODAY Submit your MY TURN and/or PROFILE piece! $5000 prize!

    MARCH 2009

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    NO SCHOOL

    SNOW DAY!
    3
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY E

    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED OF PROFILE DUE! If you are absent or unprepared, you are still responisble to edit/revise your paper by next class: ask a friend or former journalism student
  • meet in B17
  • Peer Editing for the Profile
  • 5
    DAY F

    FINAL DRAFT OF PROFILE DUE 2x=1. Hard copy with 1 rough and all peer edits, 2. AVAILABLE ON THE COMPUTER!!!! DO NOT BE UNPREPARED bc you need the final perfect version for layout!
  • Please make sure you have TWO photos of yourself to share with your partner of YOURSELF + a magazine of your choice to emulate for layout (Imagine a magazine you'd love to work for...)
  • Intro to LAYOUT
  • 6
    DAY A

    Say Happy Birthday to Joanie! Tomorrow's her birthday!
    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY B
  • Work on LAYOUT
  • 10
    DAY C


    FINAL LAYOUT DUE with Cover Sheet See LAYOUT CHECKLIST
    11
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY E
  • meet in B17
  • Intro to My Turn/Personal Experience Feature
  • CLASS NOTES: types of journalism writing, elements/guidelines for personal expereince/accomplishments
  • Models: "Can I Get You Some Manners with That?" & "My Chinese Family of Four"
  • My Turn Analysis
  • CLASS ACTIVITY: read student pieces, group consensus: what do they have in common? What makes each interesting? How can each be improved?
  • 13
    DAY F
  • HW #8 DUE
  • My Turn Assignment
  • My Turn Outline
  • My Turn Tips
  • 16
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY B
  • HW #9 DUE
  • DO NOW: Please register w/ our class at turnitin.com -- class ID: 2661107 and Password: surfturk
  • PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROFILE PIECE TO TURNITIN.COM right now -- it's too difficult to grade in the layout form!
  • Finish My Turn
  • 18
    DAY C

    CLASS CANCELLED
    19
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E


    FINAL DRAFT OF MY TURN DUE -- ELECTRONIC COPY ON COMPUTER A MUST
  • Peer Editing (Peer Edit for the My Turn Essay), Revisions
  • Layout: follow My Turn Magazine format (please use the small packet -- NOT the student packet)
  • 23
    DAY F

    class cancelled
    24
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY B


    Revised My Turn Due -- Please submit double spaced version to turnitin.com
  • Layout: follow My Turn Magazine format (please use the small packet -- NOT the student packet); there is also
  • Only this one class period for layout (please hand in today or in class on Wed
  • intro to the Editorial
  • 26
    DAY C

    class cancelled :-( Ms. G still sick!
    27
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY E
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Editorial Pre-Writing & work on editorial in groups (2-3)
  • 31
    DAY F
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Polish Editorial & submit final draft to turnitin.com; be sure to write all your names on the piece AT THE END (no byline)
  • NY Times Model: Baseball Editorial
  • Editorial Checklist
  • APRIL 1
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    APRIL 2
    DAY B
  • submit editorial to turnitin.com TODAY or it's late!
    meet in classroom
  • HW #12 DUE
  • Write your letter to the editor following the format of your publication. Email it and cc: vgokturk@portnet.k12.ny.us for credit...
  • APRIL 3
    DAY C
  • HW #13 DUE
  • MEET IN CLASSROOM
  • MY TURN TALK
  • revise My Turn in MS WORD
  • My Turn: Newsweek
  • FEBRUARY 2009

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    2
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    3
    DAY B
  • Welcome!
  • Types of Articles
  • Old News vs. New News
  • Inverted Pyramid
  • 4
    DAY C
  • HW #1 DUE
  • Defending HW findings
  • Re-Write Chronological Story into Inverted Pyramid Writing Task
  • 5
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY E

    Electives Assembly for juniors
    9
    DAY F
  • HW #2 DUE
  • News Story Checklist
  • Peer Edit News Story
  • Feature vs. News!
  • 10
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY B
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Welcome, Dave Vecsey! (New York Times Copy Editor)
  • 12
    DAY C
  • "Moment of Madness," Maya Angelou profile, Viera profile, tattoo profile
  • Elements of a feature (cont) + elements of a profile
  • 13
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    16
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    17
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    18
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    19
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    20
    NO SCHOOL!

    RECESS
    23
    DAY E

  • HW #4 DUE
  • Interviewing
  • More profile models: defend HW, class models
  • 24
    DAY F
  • meet in 123
  • HW #5 DUE
  • Interviewing
  • 25
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY B
  • HW #6 DUE
  • meet in 123
  • Myke Tyson Profile
  • Student Profile Samples
  • Student Sample: Love in Full Bloom
  • How to Write Up a Profile Interview
  • Profile Tips
  • 27
    DAY C
  • HW #7 DUE: please make sure you have WRITING completed for feedback!
  • meet in 123
  • FINISH PROFILE!
  • Wish Will a Happy Birthday! Tomorrow's his bday!
  • DECEMBER 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    2
    DAY B


    Editorial for Trend Story Due at turnitin.com
  • meet in library
  • Research Paper Assignment
  • 3
    DAY C

  • Article summaries due: please leave on my desk
  • 4
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY E

    meet in library
  • HW #21 DUE: FUN FACTS
  • 8 DAY F
    meet in the library: find print source in reference and finish finding sources; begin writing!
    9
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY B

    meet in the 123 lab
  • WRITE!
  • Make sure that you cite EVERY FACT (yes, it could be every sentence!) in the body of the paper and in a bibliography. Use your subheadings to organize information. There is NO Bias, Interviewing, etc. Only research!
  • What Does Citing Look Like? (Class Model)
  • 11
    DAY C

    meet in the 123 lab
  • WRITE!
  • Make sure that you cite EVERY FACT in the body of the paper and in a bibliography. Use your subheadings to organize information. There is NO Bias, Interviewing, etc. Only research!
    Research Paper due at turnitin.com by midnight
  • 12
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY E

    SURVEYS: GUIDELINES and MODELS
    16
    DAY F
  • HW #22 DUE
  • While you're waiting for my feedback, please trade with one another and proofread yoru surveys. If you make changes, please print the new version when I call you.
  • Please HAND IN THE FINAL COPY BY THE END OF THE PERIOD TODAY OR FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING so it can go to Xerox!
  • 17
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY B

  • SURVEYING!
  • 19
    DAY C

  • SURVEYING!
  • 22
    DAY C

    23
    DAY D
    24
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    25
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    26
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    29
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    30
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    31
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    JAN 1
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    JAN 2
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!

    NOVEMBER 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    4
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS FOR STUDENTS
    5
    DAY E
  • HW #15 DUE:

    Op-Ed Due at turntin.com
  • Newsweek Kaplan Contest SUBMIT YOUR MY TURN ARTICLE!!!
  • What are the elements of a food review?
  • 6
    DAY F
  • HW #16 DUE
  • Newsweek Kaplan Contest SUBMIT YOUR MY TURN ARTICLE!!!
  • Review Sample from Today's Times
  • 7
    DAY A

    class does not meet today

    LAST DAY OF FIRST MARKING PERIOD
  • Newsweek Kaplan Contest SUBMIT YOUR MY TURN ARTICLE!!!
  • 10
    DAY B
  • HW #17 DUE
  • Newsweek Kaplan Contest SUBMIT YOUR MY TURN ARTICLE!!!
  • Work on Review
  • 11
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    12
    DAY C
  • HW #18 DUE
  • work on review
  • 13
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY E


    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED DUE @ start of class; everyone on time, prepared, emailed copies by class for absentess = 1 ORP for all!
    17
    DAY F
  • HW #19 DUE

    Review due at turnitin.com
  • Layout: either emulate an existing publication or make your own. Just be sure to FILL ALL WHITE SPACE
  • 18
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    19
    DAY B


    Final Layout of Review due -- meet in classroom
  • Intro to the In-Depth Final Project: The Trend Piece
  • 20
    DAY C

    meet in B17
  • Bowling For Columbine: What are the elements of an in-depth trend piece?
  • 21
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    24
    DAY E
  • HW #20 DUE
  • meet in B17
  • Bowling For Columbine: What are the elements of an in-depth trend piece?
  • 25
    DAY F

    meet in B17

    FOOD DUE from food review! Bring in an item from your review -- enough for each class member (19) to taste...
  • Bowling For Columbine: What are the elements of an in-depth trend piece?
  • 26
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS!
    27
    NO SCHOOL

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    28
    NO SCHOOL

    FOOD COMA DAY

    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    No School

    Labor Day
    2
    3
    DAY A


    Welcome Back!
    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY B
  • Course Description
  • Course Policies
  • Old vs. New News Story
  • Notes: Inverted Pyramid
  • 5
    DAY C

  • HW #1 Due!
  • Do Now: Share news story HW & defend
  • Class notes: what makes something newsworthy, inverted pyramid (again), press responsibilities
  • 8 DAY D
    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY E


    Journalism History Handout DUE
    & Summer Reading Test
  • Bias Story Re-write
  • Focusing on News Element Activity
  • Today's Paper News Story Model
  • 10
    DAY F
  • HW #3 Due!
  • Today's Paper News Story Model
  • Peer Edit for the News Story
  • News Story Rubric
  • What Makes Something News Worthy?
  • What's the difference between a news story and feature story?
  • Feature Types
  • 11
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY B
  • HW #4 Due!
  • Feature Checklist
  • Profiles: Maya Angelou, Viera, Illustrating Man, etc.
  • Begin interviews for Profile Project
  • 15
    DAY C
  • HW #5 Due!
  • 16
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY E
  • HW #6 Due! Please don't be absent on interview days!!!
  • Interviewing Tips
  • 18
    DAY F
  • HW #7 Due!
  • meet in 123, sit with your group, and ask follow up questions
  • You should begin writing the profile piece.
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Scroll down to Profiles for other helpful links
  • 19
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY B
  • HW #7 Due!
  • meet in 123
  • Myke Tyson Profile
  • writing and interviewing
  • 23
    DAY C
  • HW #8 Due!
  • meet in 123
  • Checklist for the Profile
  • 24
    DAY D

    class does not meet today
    25
    DAY E


    TWO COPIES double spaced of your Profile Piece Due! [If everyone is prepared, on time, and any absent students have emailed their finished piece BEFORE CLASS TIME, the whole class gets an ORP]
  • Peer Editing for the Profile
  • 26
    DAY F
  • HW #9 Due!

    REVISED PROFILE DUE ON U DRIVE. Be absolutely certain that you can access the REVISED version on the computer. Back up copies (email, flash drive)
  • meet in 123
  • Hand in interview notes-booklet, all the peer edit sheets, and 1 1st draft
  • LAYOUT DAY [DO NOT FORGET your magazines!]
  • 29
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    30
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    OCT 1
    NO SCHOOL

    RECESS
    OCT 2
    DAY B


    Layout Due Today!
  • Welcome, parents!
  • OCT 3
    DAY C
  • meet in 123

  • MAY 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY E


    RESEARCH PAPER DUE AT TURNITIN.COM today
  • meet in B17; SURVEYS today
  • 7
    DAY F


    SURVEY DUE: make absolutely certain that you have it printed for class AND available on computer for editing!!!!
  • Timeline for Final Project:SURVEY UNIT
  • 8
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    9
    DAY B

  • Timeline for Final Project:Adminstering the Survey
  • How to Survey
  • 12
    DAY C
  • How to Survey
  • Timeline for Final Project: Tallying the Survey
  • How to Make Charts
  • Implications Assignment
  • 13
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY E
  • HW #19 Due
  • How to Make Charts
  • Timeline for Final Project
  • See HW page for assignment due next class
  • 15
    DAY F


    Implications Assignment DUE
  • Timeline for Final Project : Interviews begin
  • 16
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    19
    DAY B
  • HW #20 Due
  • Timeline for Final Project : Interviews and Writing
  • 20
    DAY C
  • HW #21 Due
  • Timeline for Final Project : Interviews and Writing
  • 21
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    22
    DAY E

  • HW #21 Due
  • Timeline for Final Project:Interviews and Writing
  • 23
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    26
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    27
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    28
    DAY F
    DO NOW: Genocide Awareness Day Writer's Response
  • HW #21 Due
  • Timeline for Final Project : Writing
  • 29
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    30
    DAY B


    TWO COPIES FEATURE DUE, double spaced; all interviews and survey results should be incorporated; if the entire class is prepared and on time, the whole class gets an ORP! Absent students must email me a copy by class time [FYI: being absent doesn't exclude you from being required to peer edit others as well]
  • peer editing, meet in classroom
  • Timeline for Final Project : Writing
  • MARCH 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY C
  • HW #9 DUE
  • My Turn Analysis
  • My Turn Assignment
  • My Turn Tips
  • 4
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    5
    DAY E
  • work on My Turn
  • 6
    DAY F

    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED of My Turn Final Draft Due! Have it available ON COMPUTER also!
  • Peer Edit for the My Turn Essay
  • 7
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY B


    Final Draft of My Turn DUE! You will need it on computer so we can layout LAYOUT DUE AT START OF TOMORROW
    11
    DAY C
  • Layout of My Turn due
  • meet in classroom
  • Propaganda Devices
  • 12
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    13
    DAY E
  • HW #10 DUE
  • Propaganda Devices
  • 14
    DAY F
  • HW #11 DUE
  • Propaganda for a Good Cause
  • research your cause: find history, organization information, statistics, "science" (where appropriate), etc.
  • Remember: humor can not be used with some topics -- it glamorizes the cause
  • 17
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY B
  • Propaganda for a Good Cause
  • Work on ads
  • 19
    DAY C


    Propaganda for a Good Cause Ads due at the end of today
  • Trade with peers to get feedback, print in color, work on rationale
  • Propaganda Rubric
  • 20
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    21
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    24
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    25
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY E
  • Intro to the editorial (notes needed for project)
  • Group Project
  • Editorial Pre-Writing
  • 27
    DAY F
  • HW #12 DUE: hand in letter
  • Work on your editorial today; proofread!
  • 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today

    FEBRUARY 2008

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    JAN 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    JAN 29
    DAY B
  • Intro to course
  • Old News vs. New News
  • JAN 30
    DAY C
  • HW #1 Due!
  • Chronological News Story?
  • What Makes Something News Worthy?
  • CLASS ACTIVITY: News Lead Activity
  • JAN 31
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    FEB 1
    DAY E
  • HW #2 Due!
  • News Story Peer Editing
  • 4
    DAY F
  • HW #3 DUE
  • Feature Types
  • News vs. Feature handouts
  • Meet your partner: informal chat
  • 5
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY B
  • HW #4 DUE
  • Share HW
  • Maya Angelou, Viera, Lanphear, and 9/11 profiles
  • Interview partner: find the glue!
  • 7
    DAY C
  • HW #5 DUE
  • Read Mike Tyson profile (in packet)
  • Interviews (continued)
  • 8
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY E
  • HW #6 DUE
  • Writing in room 123! That's it! We are ready to go!
  • Student Profile Samples
  • Student Sample: Love in Full Bloom
  • How to Write Up a Profile Interview
  • Profile Tips
  • 12
    DAY F
  • HW #7 DUE
  • Writing in room 123
  • 13
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    14
    DAY B


    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED OF PROFILE DUE
  • Peer editing
  • *Reminder: if everyone is prepared & on time, the whole class receives an extra ORP! [if you are absent, you must email your profile by class time!]
  • 15
    DAY C
  • HW #8 DUE Final Draft Due at turnitin.com; have the profile on computer in microsoft word to work on in class
  • Bring magazine of your choice to "work for" or I will assign you one
  • Layout
  • 18
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    19
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    20
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    21
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    22
    RECESS

    NO SCHOOL!
    25
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY E
  • LAyout
  • 27
    DAY F


    Layout Due!
  • My Turn Analysis
  • My Turn Assignment
  • 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY B
  • Intro to My Turn
  • My Turn Samples
  • My Turn Assignment
  • My Turn Outline
  • DECEMBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY E

  • BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
  • CONFERENCE ABOUT FINAL PROJECT: Question and Observation Log DUE
  • Final Project Assignment
  • 5
    DAY F
  • Class Cancelled
  • 6
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    7
    DAY B


    Finish Bowling for Columbine; conferences continued
  • Final Project Assignment
  • 10 DAY C
  • HW #16 DUE
  • meet in library: define 5 (or more) subtopics and work on research shell: add facts to each category and cite properly
  • Use ONLY print/paper references -- no Internet or databases!
  • Follow old fashioned INDEX CARD structure (you may use word)
  • None of your bias - yet
  • 11
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    12
    DAY E

  • HW #17 DUE
  • meet in library: work on research shell adding information to each category -- today you may use DATABASES; be sure to cite properly
  • Follow old fashioned INDEX CARD structure (you may use word)
  • None of your bias - yet
  • 13
    DAY F
  • HW #18 DUE ON COMPUTER TO WORK ON!!!
    Work on research paper
  • None of your bias - yet
  • How Long Should My Paper Be? Your research should give your reader a good idea about the general topic, its history, statisitcs, trends. Aim for about 4-5 pages double spaced
  • 14
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    17
    DAY B


    Research Paper Due Today at turnitin.com
  • Surveys; work on survey
  • meet in classroom
  • 18
    DAY C

  • HW #19 DUE

    SURVEY DUE at start of class -- BE SURE TO EMAIL YOURSELF A COPY!!!!
  • EDITING & REVISING
  • PERFECT FINAL draft of survey due by the end of the period.
  • Start editorial: NOW it's time for BIAS!
  • 19
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    20
    DAY E

  • HW #20 DUE
    Editorial Due at turnitin.com
  • Surveying
  • 21
    DAY F

  • HW #21 DUE
  • Stage three: Surveying and Tallying
  • 24
    RECESS!

    25
    RECESS!

    26
    RECESS!

    27
    RECESS!

    28
    RECESS!

    NOVEMEBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    5 DAY E
  • Work on Op-Ed
  • 6 DAY F
  • CLASS CANCELLED: Ms. G had a family emergency -- please use the time to proofread your op-ed for peer editing next class. Same rules apply.
  • 7 DAY A

    class does not meet today
    8 DAY B
    TWO COPIES OF OP-ED DUE double spaced (10 points) If ALL students are PREPARED and ON TIME the entire class receives an extra ORP; absent students must EMAIL me a copy of finished profile BEFORE class meets
  • HOMEWORK #12 DUE
  • 9 DAY C
  • CLASS CANCELLED; FIELD TRIP
  • You should use the time for layout
  • LAYOUT for EDITORIAL + LETTER + OP-ED -- two page spread -- it still counts!
  • 12
    RECESS

    VETERANS DAY
    13 DAY D

    class does not meet today
    14 DAY E
  • LETTER(s) TO THE EDITOR today
  • HOMEWORK #12 DUE
  • LAYOUT for EDITORIAL + LETTER + OP-ED
  • Work on REVISIONS, CONFERENCING and LAYOUT when all articles are completed (turnitin.com: The class ID is: 1985083 and the password is: surfturk)
  • LAYOUT TIP: two page spread -- you may need to write more letters to fill the space
  • 15 DAY F


    EDITORIAL (50 points)/LETTER (20 points)/OP-ED DUE (100 points): submit all pieces of writing to turnitin.com! [you will be able to access grades and comments here in about a week] The class ID is: 1985083 and the password is: surfturk
  • Email your letter to the editor to the publication and CC: vgokturk@portnet.k12.ny.us (5 points)
  • Please submit your first draft editorial (5 points)and all the op-ed peer edits (10 ppoints)to me as well next class with the final layout!
  • HOMEWORK #12 DUE
  • work on layout
  • 16 DAY A

    class does not meet today
    19 DAY B
    LAYOUT for Editorial section due; please submit w/ all op-ed peer edits (10 points) + editorial 1st draft w/ my comments (5 points). Please submit at the start of class WITH the section.
  • We will meet in classroom: Bring HOMEWORK #13 which is also DUE
  • Intro to reviews: what are the elements of a review?
  • 20 DAY C
  • HOMEWORK #14 DUE
  • Writing descriptively about food:connotations, texture, smell, visual appeal, touch, process
  • HW for break: HOMEWORK #15 ! Yummy! (Pre-writing for the food review)
  • 21 DAY D

    class does not meet today
    22 RECESS
    THANKSGIVING!
    23 RECESS
    FOOD COMA DAY!
    26
    DAY E

  • HOMEWORK #15 DUE
  • Crafting the food review -- writing it from your notes!
  • 27
    DAY F
  • Food Review (Writing)
  • 28
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    29
    DAY B


    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED OF FOOD REVIEW DUE! (10 points) If ALL students are PREPARED and ON TIME the entire class receives an extra ORP; absent students must EMAIL me a copy of finished profile BEFORE class meets
  • Question and Observation Log
  • 30
    DAY C

    Final Draft of Food Review Due at turnitin.com by midnight
  • FINAL PROJECT DISCUSSION
  • BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
  • topic selections due next class when we will conference
  • Question and Observation Log
  • Final Project Assignment
  • OCTOBER 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    1
    DAY E


    FINAL DRAFT of Profile Due (Electronic copy. See HOMEWORK #7 for details
  • BRING MAGAZINE FOR TODAY
  • PLEASE DO NOW
  • Profile Layout Requirements
  • 2
    DAY F
  • LAYOUT: don't forget! You work for your magazine!
  • Profile Layout Requirements
  • 3
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    4
    DAY B



    FINAL COPY of Profile DUE in Layout Form
  • Profile Layout Requirements
  • 5
    DAY C

  • meet in class room: MY TURN : assignment and packet
  • What makes a good MY TURN?
  • My Turn Assignment
  • 8 RECESS
    NO SCHOOL
    9
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    10
    DAY E

  • HOMEWORK #8
  • Read and discuss more student samples
  • DO FIRST: complete My Turn Analysis
  • DO SECOND: Complete My Turn Outline with details
  • My Turn Assignment
  • Begin writing
  • 11
    DAY F

  • HOMEWORK #9
  • Work on My Turn
  • My Turn Tips
  • 12
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    15
    DAY B

  • Work on MY TURN
  • 16
    DAY C

    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED of finished MY TURN DUE! (10 points) If ALL students are PREPARED and ON TIME the entire class receives an extra ORP; absent students must EMAIL me a copy of finished profile BEFORE class meets
  • meet in classroom for Peer Edit for the My Turn Essay
  • 17
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY E

    Revised FINAL DRAFT DUE! Have the final draft available on computer for workshop
  • My Turn Submission Steps
  • 19
    DAY F

  • HOMEWORK #10
  • Work on layout: copy the my turn layout EXACTLY! Your photo must highlight you; glue optional
  • 22
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    23
    DAY B


    FINAL DRAFT DUE at the end of class: hand in two copies of layout + 1 double spaced copy + all peer edits
    24
    DAY C

  • Ms. G out. Please finish layout
  • 25
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY E

    29
    DAY F

  • Editorial notes: op-ed, editorial elements, "Necessary Courage," "Baseball Justice," "Payphone Prohibition Unjust"
  • Group work
  • 30
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    31
    DAY B

  • HOMEWORK #11 DUE
  • Hand in two copies MY Turn + all peer edits
  • meet in classroom
  • work on editorial
  • NOV 1
    DAY C

  • meet in classroom
  • Finish and proof read editorial -- hand in copy; save final draft in each of your folders V drive
  • Begin Op-Ed -- follow guidelines from NY Times
  • NOV 2
    DAY D


    class does not meet today

    September 2007

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    3
    NO SCHOOL

    Labor Day
    4
    5
    DAY A


    Welcome Back!

    class does not meet today
    6
    DAY B

  • Intro
  • Old News vs. New News
  • Notes: Inverted pyramid: what is a news story?
  • 7
    DAY C

  • HOMEWORK #1 DUE
  • In Class Summer Reading Written Response
  • What Makes Something News Worthy?
  • 10
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    11
    DAY E
  • In Class Assignment: Chronological News Story
  • Ordering Importance of notes...
  • 12
    DAY F

  • HOMEWORK #2 DUE
  • DO NOW: Have reporter notes out to be checked. You have 30 minutes to write your news story! Be sure you use: News Story Checklist
  • Peer Edit: Peer Edit Checklist for News Story, REVISE, and turn in by the end of the period.
  • News Story Rubric
  • 13
    No School

    RECESS!
    14
    No School

    RECESS!
    17
    DAY A


    class does not meet today
    18
    DAY B
  • Intro to Features
  • Feature Types
  • Identify a Feature in the Paper
  • HANDOUTS: "Officer Slain," "Too Few Moments Together," "Moments of Madness"
  • 19
    DAY C

  • HOMEWORK #3 DUE
  • Read Maya Angelou, Viera, Illustrating Man, No.9 Train Line profiles
  • 20
    DAY D


    class does not meet today
    21
    DAY E

  • HOMEWORK #4 DUE
  • Interview Circles: define interesting glue about your peers
  • Introduction to the Profile Project (200 points):indew cards + informal interview 1
  • 24
    DAY F
  • HOMEWORK #5 DUE
  • Interview TWO and BEGIN WRITING!
  • Be sure to ask your subject to name 3 sources you can interview: at least two secondary + 1 authority --> Myke Tyson Profile
  • Student Profile Samples
  • Student Sample: Love in Full Bloom
  • How to Write Up a Profile Interview
  • Profile Tips
  • 25
    DAY A

    class does not meet today
    26
    DAY B

  • HOMEWORK #6 DUE
  • Keep writing... Add interviews from THE OTHERS
  • 27
    DAY C


    TWO COPIES DOUBLE SPACED OF PROFILE DUE! (10 points) If ALL students are PREPARED and ON TIME the entire class receives an extra ORP; absent students must EMAIL me a copy of finished profile BEFORE class meets.
  • Peer Editing for the Profile
  • Profile Rubric
  • HEADS UP: You will need your magazine for next class!
  • 28
    DAY D


    class does not meet today